Peter Bryant is a senior program officer focused on strategy development, environmental grant-making, and impact investment opportunities for the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group and The Builders Initiative, a new foundation established by a third generation member of the Walton family. Within these institutions, Peter is focused on the oceans sustainability, including fisheries management, aquaculture, ocean conservation, and climate resilience work. Peter also leads an impact investing strategy for the office, which is focused on early-stage investment opportunities in businesses and funds that seek to improve oceans health.
Previously, Peter spent nine years at the Walton Family Foundation managing ocean and fisheries grant-making within the environment program with a focus on international geographies, including Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience in freshwater and marine conservation, previously managing programs on river conservation and marine fisheries at several organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. Early in his career, Peter focused on corporate partnerships for conservation and communications and marketing.
Peter received his undergraduate degree in economics from Colby College and has a master’s in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He lives with his children in Carlsbad, California.